Circum-Baltic Languages: Grammar and Typology v. 2

Circum-Baltic Languages: Grammar and Typology v. 2

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The area around the Baltic Sea has for millennia been a meeting-place for people of different origins. Among the circum-Baltic languages, we find three major branches of Indo-European -Baltic, Germanic, and Slavic, the Baltic-Finnic languages from the Uralic phylum and several others. The circum-Baltic area is an ideal place to study areal and contact phenomena in languages. The present set of two volumes look at the circum-Baltic languages from a typological, areal and historical perspective, trying to relate the intricate patterns of similarities and dissimilarities to the societal background. In Volume II, selected phenomena in the grammars of the circum-Baltic languages are studied in a cross-linguistic more

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  • Hardback | 443 pages
  • 154 x 225 x 25.4mm | 720g
  • John Benjamins Publishing Co
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588110427
  • 9781588110428

Table of contents

1. Part 0: Introduction; 2. The Circum-Baltic Languages: Introduction to the volume (by Dahl, Osten); 3. Part 4: Selected topics in the grammar of the Circum-Baltic languages; 4. Impersonals and passives in Baltic and Finnic (by Holvoet, Axel); 5. On the development of the nominative object in East Baltic (by Ambrazas, Vytautus); 6. Lexical evidence for the parallel development of the Latvian and Livonian verb particles (by Walchli, Bernhard); 7. On the developments of the Estonian aspect: The verbal particle ara (by Metslang, Helle); 8. Case systems and syntax in Latvian and Estonian (by Metuzale-Kangere, Baiba); 9. Genitive positions in Baltic and Finnic languages (by Christen, Simon); 10. Part 5: Typological perspectives; 11. "A piece of the cake" and "a cup of tea": Partitive and pseudo-partitive nominal constructions in the Circum-Baltic languages (by Koptjevskaja-Tamm, Maria); 12. Nonverbal predication in the Circum-Baltic languages (by Stassen, Leon); 13. On Circum-Baltic instrumentals and comitatives: To and fro coherence (by Stolz, Thomas); 14. Part 6: Synthesis; 15. The Circum-Baltic languages: An areal-typological approach (by Koptjevskaja-Tamm, Maria); 16. Appendix; 17. Name index; 18. Language index; 19. Subject indexshow more